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BA (Hons)

Education & Sociology (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

On our Education & Sociology Foundation Entry course you’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of two disciplines and get to the heart of educational theories, policies and practice.

You’ll look at the influences on the development of the education system, the curriculum, and learners with disabilities.

You’ll study core social theories and research methodologies, and debate a range of sociological themes. Gain knowledge of these two disciplines and develop your skills and practical experience.

Why study with us

  • There’s an opportunity to undertake a placement in an educational setting at each stage of our programme.
  • Sociology at the University is ranked 3rd in the North West for teaching quality and assessment and feedback - National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
  • Gain international work experience through our Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership.

What you'll do

  • Our School hosts regular trips to destinations such as Cyprus, China, and other international locations.
  • You’ll be on track to pursue either educational or sociological study at a higher level.
  • Our course is very popular as it combines two complementary disciplines, with the principles of social justice at its core.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.


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Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

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Future careers

Education and Sociology Foundation Entry could lead to a career in primary or secondary school, or further education teaching following a PGCE or other postgraduate teacher training.

Education and Sociology could also lead to teaching support roles, such as working with children and families, youth work, police work, community work, equality and diversity specialist, researcher, and local government.

Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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